Study Limitations We will focus here only on what is directly relevant to the arrest and trial of Jesus, beginning with marginally the intentions of the Jewish leaders and ending with the leading away to the Crucifixion. We will exclude, except where tangently related: The Gospels, of course, are our primary sources for the trials of Jesus. An immediate objection raised by Skeptics is a simple one - where did the evangelists get their information from?
Most people did not believe her, and I had serious doubts. Now, however, archaeologists have discovered a wall that is more than 5, years old that circumscribed that little ridge, and alongside the eastern wall, on the Kidron Valley side, remains the footing of the Tower of Siloam.
These are only the remnants of a much more complete recovery in by the archaeologist, Raymond Weill. The whole picture now becomes clear.
That 10—12 acre city was a strategic location. The spring was central to the city, and the ridge made it a secure fortress. It was easy to fortify a triangular, rocky ridge that was very steep on two sides, as it had been before the Hasmonean, Simon, removed the citadel and used the residue to fill in the entire Tyropoeon Valley.
All the ancients had to do was to build a wall of small rocks, like a huge retaining wall, with the solid cliff to back it up. At that time the ridge displayed two hills on top. That was Mount Zion. At the north end there was a lower, broader hill, called Mount Ophel, which lay west, and north, of the Spring of Siloam.
After the time of Solomon, along the eastern wall, at the north end, was the temple, which was also a fortress.
On the western side of the ridge was once also a steep cliff that was fortified by a western wall. That is now an unfortified Tyropoeon Valley.
During the Maccabean period, the Syrians took control of the citadel and from it controlled the entire city. Jews hated that intrusion, and as soon as Simon gained freedom from Syria, he spent three years, removing the entire hill, down to bed rock, dumping the dirt into the Tyropoeon Valley Ant That which had been the tallest part of the ridge and city became the lower city Ant The temple became the highest point.
When Romans took control, they built a huge fortress, which is now mistakenly called the temple mount, north of the city of David, which enclosed 35 acres — about three times as much as the entire City of David.
This was the Tower of Antonia. This fortress follows the same pattern as Roman fortresses and camps in other places in the world. It was much bigger and taller. As many as 6, Roman soldiers were kept in the Tower of Antonia at one time.
Roman deities were worshipped there. There were two bridges that connected the two. Scriptural testimony also places the temple on the ridge above the spring of Siloam. All of that water from the spring was necessary for the performance of sacrifices in the temple.
There is an ever-flowing spring tunnelled under the hills into collecting pools and cisterns. There was an inexhaustible supply of water gushing into the temple for sacrifices Aristeas 87— This suggests that part of the temple was built over the spring or else the temple was so close to the spring that water from the spring could be directed from it into the temple itself.
The temple scroll gives directions for establishing a place where priests could change their garments, bathe, and change into priestly garments before participating in the temple services.
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